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Poythress on Rain Clouds vs. a Heavenly Sea in Gen 1:6–8

Since we cannot go back and interview ancient Israelites, modern interpreters can always postulate that the Israelites had strange beliefs about a heavenly sea. . . . The postulates have become embedded in the tradition of OT scholarship, and they…

Vos Group #22 — Redemption from Egypt, Part 1

We continue our #VosGroup series by opening pages 109–112 of Vos’ book Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments to learn about the factual basis of the Mosaic organization, which consists in the redemption from Egypt. Download Participants: Camden Bucey, Lane G. Tipton
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Vos on Merit and the Mosaic Covenant

It is plain, then, that law-keeping did not figure at that juncture as the meritorious ground of life-inheritance. The latter is based on grace alone, no less emphatically than Paul himself places salvation on that ground. But, while this is…

Vos Group #21 — The Form of Revelation in the Mosaic Period

We continue our #VosGroup series by opening pages 105–108 of Vos’ book Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments to learn about the form of revelation during the Mosaic period. Vos details the significance of the pillar of cloud and fire, the Angel of…

Genesis 9:1–7 — Be Fruitful and Multiply

In this episode we discuss Genesis 9:1–7 and how various creation mandates are given again to Noah and his family as they emerge from the ark. We also consider the various providential structures that God sets up to protect and…

Vos Group #20 — The Place of Moses in the Organism of Old Testament Revelation

We continue our #VosGroup series by opening pages 100–104 of Geerhardus Vos’ book Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments to learn about the place of Moses in the organism of Old Testament revelation. Critical scholars have questioned whether Moses was an historical…

Genesis 8 — But God Remembered Noah

In this episode we discuss the reappearing role of God’s Spirit and how the Spirit has a pivotal role in both creation and consummation. We discuss the symbolic and theological significance of the mountain and the dove, which appear in…

Genesis 7 — The Ark: Decreation, Creation, and Consummation

In this episode we discuss Noah’s ark and the flood judgment which God brought on the world. Amazingly, we see ways in which the entire passage not only reveals the judgment ordeal which took place at the flood, but how…

Vos Group #19 — The Patriarch Jacob at Bethel and Peniel

We continue our #VosGroup series by opening pages 95–99 of Vos’ book Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments to learn about revelation during the patriarchal period. In this episode we look to the patriarch Jacob and focus upon his Bethel dream vision and his…

Genesis 6:14–22 — Noah’s Ark

In this episode we discuss God’s command to Noah to build an ark. What is the theological significance of the ark itself? We discuss this matter as well as how Noah’s family was included in this covenant. We also consider…
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